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madcat911

1/35 Dragon Tiger II SS-PzAbt 501

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madcat911    462

Here's my rendition of the venerable Dragon King Tiger. This build represents a Tiger II assigned to SS-PzAbt 501 during the Ardennes Offensive of 1944/45.

 

It was painted with Gunze lacquers and weathered with enamels and pigments from AK Interactive as well as artists' oil paints. Decals came from Echelon Fine Details.

 

The mud in the lower hull was done with AK Interactive's Diorama texture paste and was applied to the model with the help of some water. The wet look of the mud is simply Future floor polish. 

 

Hope you enjoy the photos! Critique and feedback are most welcome.

 

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Mark

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Stu    437

I like that a lot, you've done a good job there.

 

Stu

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BerndM    2,459

Lovely build, the subtle weathering and the chipping look just right.

:clap2:

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Gerrardandrews    447

Really great king 👑 Tiger 🐯, great paint 🎨 work,

Makes me want to hunt for mine, its the bottom of stash one, well hidden 😊

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Tony Oliver    3,202

Very nice! Good effort mate! 

 

I built 204 several years back...

 

Couple points for anyone wanting to build it too- 

 

It had the smooth bell mantlet

 

The turret rear escape hatch had the two small discs on it. 

 

The unit insignia was on the rear hull plate too. 

 

👍🏿

 

 

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PlaStix    11,981

That really is very impressive! Superb modelling and finishing effects. Very well done. :worthy:

Kind regards,

Stix

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BlackMax12    930

Sure looks like a Tiger, I love that squat menacing look and one can never have too many Tiger II's.

 

I've never seen that wet look with Future and it really looks great, must try it.

 

Take care,

 

Lloyd

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FrancisGL    1,713

Great bigcat!, i like a lot, please, Can you tell me how you have made stains?

Cheers mate :D

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madcat911    462

Much thanks for the kind comments everyone!

 

17 hours ago, Tony Oliver said:

Very nice! Good effort mate! 

 

I built 204 several years back...

 

Couple points for anyone wanting to build it too- 

 

It had the smooth bell mantlet

 

The turret rear escape hatch had the two small discs on it. 

 

The unit insignia was on the rear hull plate too. 

 

👍🏿

 

 

 

I must admit that I am more well versed with the differences between the various F-16 block numbers than the nuances of WWII armour vehicles and did not do much with regard to research for this project. I guess this is the armour equivalent of building an F-16C with an F-16A tail, big mouth intake and PW exhaust. Lol.

 

This is only my fourth armoured vehicle. I will definitely put more research into my armour builds down the line.

 

Mark

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sonofjim    157
On ‎22‎/‎03‎/‎2017 at 3:14 AM, madcat911 said:

Much thanks for the kind comments everyone!

 

 

I must admit that I am more well versed with the differences between the various F-16 block numbers than the nuances of WWII armour vehicles and did not do much with regard to research for this project. I guess this is the armour equivalent of building an F-16C with an F-16A tail, big mouth intake and PW exhaust. Lol.

 

This is only my fourth armoured vehicle. I will definitely put more research into my armour builds down the line.

 

Mark

The above comments in no way detract from this being a simply stunning big cat Mark.

Don't worry about it mate, the enjoyment of the build and clean execution in the modelling and finishing always outweigh slight inaccuracies IMHO .

Superb job .

 

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Ian    1,143

Simply outstanding.

 

Ian.

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